Atupele drums up idea of a ‘youthquake’ in Malawi 2019 polls: Shakes Bangwe with UDF mass rally
The United Democratic Front (UDF) is resurrecting in readiness for the 2919 elections, at least from what was witnessed on Sunday in Blantyre when the president Atupele Muluzi addressed a public rally one would conclude that the polls next year will be exciting one with the UDF leader saying there is “a sense of hope” for a better Malawi, warning the party should not be ruled out from the race.
Addressing thousands of UDF supporters at Desert Group in the populous location in Blantyre, Muluzi said, the UDF party has a history in the country and that there is no way it can fail to participate in the 2019 elections.
He backed the idea of a “youthquake” in the watershed elections, advising the youth in the country to take an active role in the party and make sure that they register so that they can also vote.
“As young people you keep complaining and yet you don’t go to register and vote for leaders of your choice. That’s the genesis of our problems” said Muluzi.
He called for an “increasing youth turnout” in registering to vote and then casting the ballots
“The future of the country is in your hands but you need to participate by registering and vote,” said Muluzi.
He told the gathering that voter registration starts on May and advised all the youth in the country to go and register en masse.
Muluzi said he was ready to deliver and make change as Malawi needs youthful leadership that must propel the country to growth.
The UDF leader also told the gathering that he will be contesting as presidential candidate for the party at the convention slated for August 1 and 2 this year.
He is likely going to face Balaka North legislator Lucius Banda in a two-horse race at the convention.
Howevr, UDF secretary general Kandi Padambo told the Blantyre’s Bangwe rally that the party has placed its trust in Muluzi to be its torchbearer.
“The convention will decide the torch bearer, but we are certain that Atupele will lead us and that is why we have decided to endorse him as our desirable candidate,” said Padambo.
UDF Southern Region governor MacDonald Symon also said the party has agreed that Atupele be the presidential candidate, saying he is now ripe to govern.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
A kongilesi, tulutsani Chakwera wanuyo ndi Mia wakeyo tione ngati angapeze 10% ya anthu ngati amenewa. Atupele osapupuluma continue to learn from the people with experience who even win donor confidence. Your CV is improving every day. Don’t worry about Chakwera, he has no experience in running government. Ngakhale udalaivala omwewu umayenera uyendetse galimoto zaka ziwiri usanayambe kunyamula anthu kapena katundu.
Amalawi sangalole kuti Chakwera opanda experience awayendetsere Boma. Tinaonera JB chifukwa chosowa experience anangogwetsa Kwacha, kukweza inflation ndi ma interesiti. Be patient nthawi ikwana. Osamakhala ndi mtima wolanda.
Last election the patronage at your polical gatherings were superb but you came 4th. Atupele please don’t be overambitious within that. The idle Bangwe people attand almost everything because of poverty. Don’t say I didn’t warn you because with all embroilment in DPP you will loose even more.
Akongelesi busy kupanga comment kunyoza hahaha game yakusinthilani kklkkk muzichedwa kunyoza choncho amzanu Ali pa ground kupanga zinthu……akumva pain!
This is not true these are genuine UDF supporters, and those that graced APM heroes welcome were also true DPP supporters. MCP watch out this combination.
2919 indeed. The genius is that you as a youth leader ur a sail out! get off that government and give a sense of direction for u party though i wont vote for u but if u love it you have to pave way for a new leadership so u can go about your peaks as a minister.
Takhala tikunena kuti akuwononga dziko lino ndi anthu a chiyawo ndi alomwe. Ndiamene amavota muunyinji kusankha boma. Atupele akali mu DPP pano akuwuza ovota kuti akufuna skhale purezidenti. Ndiye tizikhalira zomwezi mpaka liti?
Malawian politics-no genuine supporters
Atupele isalready indoctrinated in DPP-type politics. He’s paralysed by Peter and has proved to be a person without a backbone. He’s just realised that without winning a few constituencies, Peter will have no use for him. He’s now busy canvassing for votes so that he can go back to his political father for a ministerial position. Atupele ain’t ready to lead…..he still needs a “father” to report to. He’s like a condom ready to be used and thrown away.
Fouls will agree that
It was the same in 2014, people attended your meetings koma simunaphule kanthu. I don’t think things have changed. It is the same people you were addressing in 2014 your are addressing now even less. And if the party has already decided that you will be a torch bearer why contest in a convention?